If you haven’t yet done so, you should consider the sublime Explorer as your next car. It’s been the world’s best-selling SUV for the last 26 years, and it isn’t difficult to see why once you take stock of the incredible 2017 Sport model we have on our Sound Ford lot in Seattle.
You can notice the difference between this trim and other variants of this Ford immediately. There are shadowy, stylish 20-inch wheel rims and a black grille. Exclusive to the Sport is “Explorer” emblazoned across the hood. Also, LED is heavily featured—both within the daytime running lights and fog lamps. And once you enter the cabin, things get even nicer. The leather wheel and front seats are heated, as are the power-adjustable side mirrors. Plus, GPS navigation is included to keep you on the right path.
And then there’s the performance. This automobile can absolutely fly. You’re working with a rumbling 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 that musters up 365 horses at 5,500 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 350 lb.-ft. torque at 3,500 RPM. This means you’ll be going between zero and 60 MPH in an astounding six seconds.